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Apr 30 2019

Audubon Plants 215,000 Trees

By Sarah McKenna for The Island Connection Audubon South Carolina is pleased to announce the installation of 215,000 native hardwood tree seedlings at its Audubon Center and Sanctuary at Beidler Forest, an initiative that will restore the bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem that once stood there while restoring habitat, improving flood control and increasing carbon storage. …

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Apr 29 2019

Op-Ed: Habitat Helps Local Families

By Bruce Stemerman for The Island Connection Photos by Peter Mathias A couple years ago, a friend asked if I had interest in getting involved with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. My familiarity with Habitat was limited to volunteering with my son on a Habitat construction site about 15 years ago during a vacation to …

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Apr 27 2019

Senator Chip Campsen Responds To Interior Secretary Bernhardt’s Comments On Offshore Drilling Plan

By Reagan Kelley for  Island Connection Senator Chip Campsen (R-Charleston, Beaufort, and Colleton Counties) today responded to a Wall Street Journal account suggesting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt may place an indefinite hold on Trump Administration offshore oil drilling plans. Senator Campsen, a maritime industry executive, provided, “I hope the Secretary of Interior intends to put …

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Apr 25 2019

Bishop Gadsden Selects President/CEO

By Kimberley Borts for The Island Connection Bishop Gadsden’s Board of Trustees has named Sarah Tipton as President/CEO effective upon the retirement of current President/CEO Bill Trawick expected early fall of 2019. Tipton has been with Bishop Gadsden since 1995, and Vice President/ COO since 2012. Bishop Gadsden, located on James Island, is a not-for-profit …

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Apr 25 2019

Cunningham Statement On Administration’s Decision To Sideline Plan To Expand Oil And Gas Drilling

By Rebecca Drago for Island Connection In response to reports that the Trump Administration’s plans to expand offshore oil and gas drilling had been indefinitely postponed, Rep. Joe Cunningham released the following statement: “I welcome this news from Interior Secretary Bernhardt and the Trump Administration. This decision is the result of constant pressure from coastal communities, environmental …

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Apr 24 2019

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: April 2, 2019

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor Kiawah Island Town Council convened April 2 with the Mayor and Councilmembers in high spirits. Minutes of the 2019 Strategic Planning Retreat, held January 23 and 24 were approved with no changes or comments, as well as the minutes from the last council meeting held March 5. …

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Apr 23 2019

The Village Movement

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Questions to determine the level of interest in Seabrook Island Village – Neighbors Helping Neighbors (SIV) seemed moot by the time a meeting was held to answer them. The initiative to help seniors/singles/injured/etc. stay in their homes and prolong the transition to assisted living facilities seemed …

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Apr 22 2019

Broad St Art Reception

By Kathleen Radenbaugh for Island Connection Join us on May 2, 2019 – NV Realty Group (formerly Golden Bear Realty) will host an art reception and exhibit of the works of local SC artists Ginny Versteegen and Joni Purk on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 5pm – 7pm. All residents, art enthusiasts, and friends are …

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Apr 18 2019

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection In February the Kiawah Island Garden Club took an informative outing to Sea Islands Savory Herbs. The garden began as a chicken farm in the 1980s, planted by the farmer’s wife who liked to cook with herbs. It was expanded by their son and is still a working …

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Apr 18 2019

Addictions

By Barbara Radin Fox for The Island Connection Lots of people suffer from addictions, sometimes knowingly and sometimes not. There are many addictions: alcohol and other legal and illegal drugs, shopping, gambling, sex, sugar, nicotine, caffeine and codependency – and they can all affect the addict’s health in many ways and can certainly affect the …

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